On Sunday, Denis Shapovalov and Yoshihito Nishioka will compete for the 2022 Korea Open championship.
Shapovalov defeated Jaume Munar and Radu Albot in straight sets to go to the semifinals. Next, he faced up against Jenson Brooksby to determine who would advance to the championship match. In the first set, he trailed 3-1 but came back to lead 5-3 after winning four straight games. At 5-5, the Canadian broke his opponent’s serve once more and completed the opening serve on his second try. The second set didn’t have as much back and forth, but for the most part the two players were well matched. As the match came to a close, Shapovalov upped his game and went on a three-game run to win 7-5, 6-4.
Yoshihito Nishioka, on the other hand, overcame Taro Daniel and Dan Evans to advance to the quarterfinals. He defeated World No. 2 Casper Ruud there for the biggest victory of his career to date. In the semifinals, he faced up against Aleksandar Kovacevic. During his own service games in the opening set, Nishioka had no problem. To win the opening set, he twice broke his rival’s serve. In the third set, Nishioka took an early lead with a break to go 3-0 up, but she was unable to maintain it. At 4-3, Kovacevic was able to regain the serve. At this time, the Japanese were ahead 5-3 after securing yet another break. He ended the match 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 by winning the following game.
Denis Shapovalov vs Yoshihito Nishioka Match Details
Tournament: Korea Open
Date: October 2, 2022
Venue: Seoul, South Korea
Category: Men’s Singles
Prize Money: $251,750
Denis Shapovalov vs Yoshihito Nishioka Head-to-Head Record
Shapovalov is down 1-0 against Nishioka in their previous meeting. At the 2018 Shenzhen Open, he defeated them once in three sets.
Denis Shapovalov vs Yoshihito Nishioka Prediction
When it comes to serving, Shapovalov unquestionably has the advantage, and if his ground game isn’t going, he’ll be depending on his serve more than ever. On Sunday, the Canadian, who appears to be on a mission this week, will probably raise the trophy.
Prediction: Shapovalov to win in 3
Denis Shapovalov Last three performances
- Korea Open: Semifinal- b. Brooksby 7-5, 6-4
- Korea Open: Quarterfinal- b. Albot 6-2, 6-2
- Korea Open: Second round- b. Munar 7-5, 6-4
Yoshihito Nishioka Last three performances
- Korea Open: Semifinal- b. Kovacevic 6-3, 4-6, 6-3
- Korea Open: Quarterfinal- b. Ruud 6-2, 3-6, 6-2
- Korea Open: Second round- b. Daniel 6-2, 6-4
Broadcast and Live Stream Details
- US – Tennis Channel
- UK – Tennis TV (live streaming)
- Australia – beIN Sports
- Canada – TSN
- India – Discovery/ Tennis TV
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